Within the current global context of rapid change, integrated with the potentials of digital technologies, IAAC’s Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) is committed to the generation of new ideas and applications for Urban Design, Self Sufficiency, Digital Manufacturing Techniques and Advanced Interaction.

In this context IAAC works with a multidisciplinary approach, facing the challenges posed by our environment and the future development of cities, architecture and buildings, through a virtuous combination of technology, biology, computational design, digital and robotic fabrication, pushing innovation beyond the boundaries of a more traditional architectural approach.

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HYPAR PORTABLES

SEMINAR OVERVIEW ROBOTIC SIMULATION FABRICATION PROCESS DESIGN PROPOSAL CONTEXT DESIGN DRAWINGS WORKFLOW STRUCTURE Robotic Simulation – of Panel Cutting and Placing based on Design RENDERS

SilentShell

Segmented Shell Structures with Cork Panels: Design, Robotic Fabrication and Assembly “SilentShell” explores the use of cork for sound absorption in creating buffer partitions within the IAAC workspace, employing a shell structure concept. The design features a wooden frame with cork panels, fabricated through a combination of robotic and human efforts. The process includes preparing … Read more

EL EJIDO

The Site Greenhouses and Agriculture Perks Introduce The Community and Ecology Climate Immigrants (30%) Locals in El Ejido (70%) Lack of resources & low education system with 60% of people are working in agriculture. Green house as a common element to all these problems. Design Response

Turbulence and Regeneration

The site that was chosen was that of the intersection of the river Besos in Barcelona with the Mediterranean Sea . The site , is a juncture of not only the different natural ecologies at play, but also the affect on these ecologies caused by humans, (an electrical industry with outlets into the river) in … Read more

THE MOLECULAR ODYSSEY

Site Explore Site History Plànol del Ciutat Vella (Barcelona) Parc de la Ciutadella is located in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, Spain. For many years it was the only public park in Barcelona.It was laid out on the former grounds of the fortress of the Citadel—hence its name – in the image and likeness … Read more

Many Small Elements

Design References Design Simulations Cladding Composition The Sandwich Panel is a combination of a top 6mm Polycarbonate Sheet with Dry Insulation and Cork forming our inner layers and to finish it off with a 6mm thk Polycarbonate Sheet at the bottom. Fabrication Process Using plywood as a base for dowels, which would serve as lateral … Read more

Uintah and Ouray Music and Performing Arts Center

SITE The Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation DESIGN PROCESS Form Finding and Computational Elements FORM FINDING Massing FORM FINDING Perforations FORM FINDING Decorative Perforation – Spikes FORM FINDING Columns FORM FINDING Split Columns FORM FINDING Mezzanine FORM FINDING Interior Space SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION FINAL PROPOSAL FINAL FABRICATION FINAL RENDERS

SALVAGED WOOD

WHY USE RECLAIMED WOOD RESEARCH Reclaimed wood is a sustainable and unique material that can be used in almost any project. It offers strength, character, and originality that you cannot find with any other building material. It helps preserve the past while upcycling materials that would otherwise go to waste. TYPE – WOOD-PALLETS Mapping the … Read more

Portal Frame Structure

The Portal Frame structure represents a modular roofing solution characterized by the integration of various portal frames along a longitudinal series. This design facilitates efficient assembly, disassembly, and reassembly processes, enhancing adaptability to diverse environmental conditions and functional requirements. Notably, the frames are engineered to optimize natural lighting and shading within the structure. Furthermore, their … Read more

Safe Maps

How can AI be used to identify potential safety risks in the city and provide real-time mapping and risk analysis? Safety is a collective priority When using this platform, citizens can both better navigate the existing urban system while also helping drive positive and effective change towards a safer and more secure built environment. Additionally, … Read more

PHY_SLIME_

slime molds a.ka. physarum Slime molds display a unique growth form characterized by efficient “hunting”  behaviour and remarkable problem-solving abilities. These organisms form intricate structures for spore production, showcasing adaptive behaviours without a centralized nervous system. Their ability to solve complex problems and optimize growth patterns in order to find nutrient sources has sparked scientific … Read more

ChromaEnergon

Energy Phenomena In the machine room model, Convection serves as the primary mechanism for transferring heat from the hot plate to the tubes containing thermochromic fluids. This convective process affects the temperature of the thermochromic liquid within the tubes, which in turn changes the chroma i.e, color intensity of the room, thereby influencing the circadian … Read more

TREEWISE

“How can the synergistic lamination of wood and graphene enable the creation of a real-time digital twin for this material system? Leveraging graphene as a deformation sensor, how can the acquired data be stored and utilized to assess and extend the structural lifespan of the material? “ Wood | Industry Sensors and BIM Technology | … Read more

ANT FORAGING PATTERNS / ANT COLONY OPTIMISATION

Ant foraging pattern is the foraging cycle of ants in which ants leave their nest to find a food source until an optimal path is found and then convey all of the food to their nest. In computer science and operations research, the ant colony optimization algorithm (ACO) is a probabilistic technique for solving computational problems which can be reduced to finding good paths … Read more